Bridgwater College Academy

Emergency Closure

These are the procedures we use in case of emergency Academy closure.  They are drawn up to ensure the students' safety is always our top priority.

You will be told that the Academy is to be closed either:

1. By letter taken home by students at the end of the previous day

OR 2. By text message

OR 3. By listening to the radio - BBC Somerset 95.5 FM/ 1566 AM/MW

OR 4. Visit the Academy website -

OR 5. Follow us on Twitter @BwaterCoAcademy

OR 6. Visit the local authority website - - for a full list of all school/academy closures.

News of the Academy's re-opening will also be broadcasted by the above methods.

If it is necessary to close the Academy early in the day, local authority transport will be rearranged to deliver students home at the earlier time whenever possible.

Please make arrangements for your child to be able to gain access to your home if, in an emergency you receive an early closure notification.

In bad weather conditions, many parents/carers and staff phone the Academy.  Please be patient, we will answer your call as soon as we can.  Thank you for your help, we hope we do not need to close the Academy due to poor weather, but if we do, the above arrangements will help make the closure smooth and safe for your child.